Worldwide, the climate movement “Fridays For Future” (FFF) will take to the streets again on March 3. Demonstrations will also take place in Vienna.
There will also be strikes for the climate throughout Austria, as there were last September – in Vienna and seven other cities. The climate strikes are already entering their fourth year. March 13, 2019, marks the anniversary of the first day of the protest, in which students in many countries participated. Most recently, in September 2022, there were around 12,000 people in Vienna alone.
The movement has been demanding compliance with the Paris climate agreement since it began its strikes. Austria’s pending climate protection law has now been on the list of demands for 785 days: “For more than two years, a strong climate protection law with binding targets has been missing. And despite the energy crisis and inflation, there is still no law to phase out expensive and climate-damaging gas heating, the EWG,” said a statement on Friday.
Renewable heat law still pending: Criticism from activists.
This refers to a Renewable Heat Act (EWG), which is still pending, as well as an Energy Efficiency Act and the Renewable Gas Act (EGG). Most recently, FFF Austria and the association CLAW – Initiative for Climate Law – supported a climate complaint filed last Tuesday by twelve children and young people before the Austrian Constitutional Court. The federal government would endanger their future by the missing climate protection law.
- Source: vienna.at/picture: Bild von Filmbetrachter auf Pixabay
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